1919 - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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Reviews by scottblaze:
4/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is a little unknown outside Oklahoma but I predict it will see wider spread distribution before too long. Some things have changed since it was added to BA. They no longer call the brewery Pete's Place, which is also a restaurant. They now call it Krebs Brewing Company probably an effort to skate around some restrictive Oklahoma law. Still the same ownership as far as I know.
Though BA shows the ABV "not listed", I found out from the brewery it to be 5%. Also BA shows this to a "Dark Wheat Ale", I'm not sure about the dark part..seems light to me, a lot like a hefe. Bottle conditioned, a lot of sediment.
Speaking of hefe, that pretty much describes the appearance, unfiltered cloudy, hazy, head disappeared quickly. Nice citrusy, yeasty, malty aroma but unlike many hefe's there is no banana or bubble gum going on, probably because of a different yeast. Same goes for taste, pretty much like a hefe but with a bite...not a bad bite, actually a good one but with no banana and it is a bit maltier than your typical hefe. Good, mouthfeel and drikability.
Sorry for all the hefe comparisons but that is what this reminded of except with some tweaks, such as the hoppy bite and maltier flavors.
Would I buy this again? You bet.
Edit: I had one sixer left after a case I bought 4 or 5 months ago and decided to cool it off and use it up. Something I noticed that I didn't pick up on the first time around is clove. I don't know if 4 or 5 months aging brought it to the forefront or I just didn't get it the first time.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2007 00:20:07 | More by scottblaze
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):
LOOK: Hazed yellow straw hue, big fluffy white head
SMELL: Bready, lemony twang, dusty yeast, vegetal, vague spice
TASTE: Light smoothness, pale malt, bready, faint twang, yeast, clean, modest hop bitterness, semidry finish
It is what it is—a no-frills beer style, and Choc Beer Co. does well here by creating just that. Balanced and easy to drink, they could have followed another path to set it apart from the rest; extra hopping perhaps would have livened it up.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 16:40:56 | More by BeerAdvocate
1919 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
77 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.